I knew something had to change. I couldn’t go on as I was.
Sick and dying just a bit more each day, being kept alive on I.V. hydration and nutrition. Truthfully, I came to the point where if this was all my life was going to be, I wasn’t sure I wanted to live it.
I could no longer be the doer, the go-getter, the doctor, the wife, or the mother. About all I could DO was sleep, pray, watch sermons online, and listen to praise and worship music 24X7. I began to lose my identity.
Slowly I began to slip down the slippery avalanche into the pit of despair, into the valley of depression…
Like never before I related to David’s oft repeated words, “Why so downcast Oh my soul?”
Darkness was all I could see. Simple things like brushing my teeth and taking my vitamins took way too much effort…more than I could muster.
At first I couldn’t sleep and all I wanted to do was eat, but by the end, all I wanted to do was sleep the day away, and I could no longer eat.
Outwardly I wasted away. My body was a mere shell of its former self. I had dwindled from 113 pounds to a skeletal 74 pounds, unable to keep any food or liquid down, and dependent on IV’s to do that for me.
On the night before surgery, a dear friend and mentor called to pray for me…
For the rest of my story of how I found hope while experiencing depression, continue reading at KimAldrich.com
For a Free eBook on How to Help a Depressed Loved One, click here: https://drmichellebengtson.com/how-to-help-a-depressed-loved-one-ebook/
For more helpful information about what you need to know when you have a depressed loved one, read here: https://drmichellebengtson.com/10-things-to-know-if-you-have-a-depressed-loved-one/
For more about what not to say to a depressed loved one, read here: https://drmichellebengtson.com/what-not-to-say-when-a-loved-one-is-depressed/ while here are suggestions about supportive things you can say to a depressed loved one: https://drmichellebengtson.com/what-to-say-when-a-loved-one-is-depressed/
Thank you, Michelle. This is powerful.
I’m glad you enjoyed Meg! I hope you’ll stop by again sometime.
It’s so important to remember the power of God’s Word. In the low moments, we tend to forget . . . thank you for this reminder today, Michelle!
It’s true Stacey, the low moments can get us off track. Isn’t it good to know He welcomes us back?
Michelle, I’m headed over the Kim’s to read more! Thank you for sharing your story!
So glad to hear it Leslie! Thanks for visiting!